Borderline Personality Disorder
Updated October 19, 2021
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The DSM-5 describes a personality disorder as “an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates markedly from the expectations of the individual’s culture”. Such behavior affects one or more areas of a person’s life, including their cognition, interpersonal relationships, emotions, and impulse control.
Personality disorders divide into three main categories called ‘clusters’.
Personality Disorder Clusters
Upon psychological evaluation, an individual is diagnosed with one, or more, of the following specific personality disorders.
This cluster consists of disorders constituting ‘odd-eccentric’ behavior. They include:
Paranoid Personality Disorder
A person feels distrustful and suspicious of others. A person with this disorder interprets the motivations of others as malicious.
Schizoid Personality Disorder
A person experiences discomfort in personal relationships. A person with this disorder displays eccentric behavior and experiences distorted thinking patterns.
This cluster consists of disorders constituting ‘dramatic-emotional’ behavior. They include:
Antisocial Personality Disorder
A person displays a pattern of disregard for, and violation of, other people’s rights.
A person displays instability with regarding their self-image and in their relationships with others. A person with this disorder can display increased impulsivity.
Histrionic Personality Disorder
A person displays a pattern of excessive emotional and attention-seeking behavior.
Narcissistic Personality Disorder
A person displays a need for attention. People with this disorder have a lack of empathy and a desire for grandiosity.
This cluster consists of disorders constituting ‘anxious-fearful’ behavior. They include:
Avoidant Personality Disorder
A person experiences feelings of inadequacy and hypersensitivity to criticism. These feelings lead people with this disorder to patterns of social inhibition.
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